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Victoria Monét and Daughter—The Grammy’s Youngest Nominee—Make History

The On My Mama singer, who took home three Grammys, including Best New Artist, discusses what her recognition and her daughter’s nomination means to her and working moms everywhere.
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By Wyndi Kappes, Associate Editor
Published February 5, 2024
Victoria Monét and two-year-old daughter Hazel Monét Gaines celebrate their Grammy nominations by indulging in Jimmy John’s Red Velvet Cookies while preparing for the awards show on February 04, 2024 in Los Angeles, California
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Victoria Monét is inspiring working moms everywhere and taking her 2-year-old daughter, Hazel, along for the ride.

The R&B artist, who won three Grammys, including Best New Artist, was not only nominated for an impressive seven Grammy Awards this year, but one of her nominations included her 2-year-old daughter’s debut. Featured on her song Hollywood and nominated alongside her mother for best traditional R&B performance, Hazel made history as the Grammy’s youngest nominee.

The songwriting genius behind Ariana Grande’s Thank You Next and her daughter got ready for the 66th Annual Grammy Awards together on February 4. Prior to the event Monét opened up about what the recognition and her daughter’s nomination meant to her.

“It’s a really big deal. I think it’s another full-circle moment for me because during pregnancy, everything was really scary,” Monét told People. “People were telling me how bad of a career move it could be, how detrimental to everything it could be.”

The “On My Mama” singer added, “Pregnancy, it’s going into unknown territory and no one’s story is the same. So, to have one of the more fearful moments career-wise turn into one of the best moments ever of my career is really magical. I’m honored to have the accolade for her.”

As the second-most nominated artist at the Grammys, Monét notes that balancing motherhood and her successful career isn’t always easy. “I feel like I’m in Cirque du Soleil. The best thing I can do for balance is really to bring her into my world. So, I love when she’s at the shows," she said of Hazel. “I love when she’s in the studio. I love when she’s at the events because it feels like I’ve combined my worlds and I think that’s the best… I’m not in two places at once.”

Congratulations to Monét and her mini-me on their nominations and awards!

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